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Lab Test Dictionary

Pinworm Prep


Synonyms

Enterobius vermicularis

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB248

Lab Test Days

Upon receipt

Standard TAT

1 day

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Specimen Required

See collection instructions

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

OBTAIN PINWORK COLLECTION KIT FROM LAB 1. Remove cap in which is inserted an optically clear polysterene paddle with one side coated with a non-toxic mildly adhesive material. This side is marked "sticky side" 2. Press the paddle sticky side against the right & left perianal folds with moderate pressure. 3. Replace the paddle in the container & print name & date on the container label. Deliver the pinworm kit to Lab.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Rejection Criteria

paddle grossly contaminated with stool

Processing Instructions

Refer to microbiology processing manual


Comments

Pinworm eggs are only sporadically deposited around the anus by the female pinworm; therefore, multiple samples taken over a few days is recommended to rule out infection.


CPT Codes

87172


Revised

08-10-17